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New certificate program and free online course for student affairs professionals

October 23, 2013

Registration for the free online course, popularly known as a MOOC, Exploring the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession is open now.

Colorado State University OnlinePlus has launched two continuing education opportunities especially valuable for student affairs professionals.

Applications for the Student Affairs in Business Management and Auxiliary Services certificate of completion are reviewed year round and the program is offered every semester.

Registration for the free online course, popularly known as a MOOC, Exploring the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession is open now, and begins January 21, 2014.

“CSU OnlinePlus strives to deliver current and cutting-edge online programs to meet the changing needs of students and industry demand,” commented Jordan Fritts, CSU OnlinePlus interim associate provost. “We’re excited to be able to offer these student affairs opportunities as relevant to our own campus community.”

Student Affairs Business Management and Auxiliary Services Certificate

Whether you have experience in student affairs and are seeking business management skills, or you are looking to launch your business management career in student affairs, this six course program gives you the knowledge and skills to design business solutions that enhance campus programs and services in a variety of settings within higher education.

Blending business management practices with student affairs concepts, the curriculum covers:

  • The finance environment within higher education
  • Historical and philosophical foundations of student affairs
  • Leadership and motivation in organization
  •  Marketing management

Applications are reviewed year-round, on a first-come, first-served basis. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible prior to the semester you want to begin the program. Visit http://www.online.colostate.edu/certificates/student-affairs-business-management/ for more information.

Exploring the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession MOOC

Designed for those passionate about making an impact in college students’ lives, this free online course offers a broad-based introduction to the student affairs profession. For people who’ve considered what it might be like to work in areas such as admissions, campus recreation, enrollment services, Greek life, housing and dining, or other student affairs departments, this is risk-free opportunity to:

  • Learn about the field of Student Affairs
  • Discover guiding and foundational theories
  • Practice networking on our campus with professional organizations and even current staff members
  • Obtain strategies for a successful search when it comes to finding a job or graduate program
  • Investigate future trends within the field of Student Affairs
  • Understand the role Student Affairs plays in student success
  • Learn about the internationalization of Student Affairs/Student Services

“Student affairs staff members, faculty members, and student mentors will be able to use the course as a resource to help students jump-start their career in student affairs,” said Dave McKelfresh, Ph.D., executive director of assessment and research within CSU’s Division of Student Affairs, and program chair of the Student Affairs in Higher Education graduate program.

Registration for Exploring the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession is open now, and the course runs from Jan. 21-March 18, 2014. Visit http://www.online.colostate.edu/free-online-courses/student-affairs-in-higher-education/ for more details and to register.
 
CSU OnlinePlus is a division of the Office of Engagement, which strengthens CSU’s ability to achieve excellence in the areas of teaching and learning, retention and graduation, admissions and access, and engagement and service, and assists communities through engagement, scientific discovery, and regional research.


Contact: Amy Jo Miller
E-mail: amyjo.miller@colostate.edu
Phone: 970-491-2277